Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Commission Season

How on earth is it already mid-November?? Friends, I apologize for leaving you in the lurch here with the blog. I finished installing my urban portrait project, AS IS,
 just in time to jump into my first scheduled holiday commission and I haven't stopped running! This beauty above is a detail shot from a series of reference photos for the piece that I am currently painting. Aren't the textures amazing?

While it was incredibly exciting to watch AS IS unfold, and while I certainly plan to push my work in new directions, I have to say that I really enjoy the seasonal challenge of these commissioned projects. When someone commissions a portrait, cityscape, house portrait, etc. they are essentially asking me to see with my own eyes what is so special about that person or place, and to produce something which they intend as a family treasure. These paintings mean more than a new tie or ipad because they represent something personal and beloved, and because they are intended to be passed down from one generation to another. I am grateful both for the challenge of really seeing the beauty in what others value, as well as the opportunity to play a part in that legacy.

If you are interested in commissioning a painting in time for the winter holidays, you can contact me by email or phone as listed on my website. I have two spots remaining on this year's calender.

Happy Fall, Friends!


  1. Nicole, those textures are amazing. Wow. I want to see that place in person -- and I want to see your finished painting!

  2. Thank you! I will post pictures as the painting unfolds.


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